Vegan Lemon Pecan Muffins

January 28, 2012 · 26 comments

Yesterday the song was “It’s Friday, Friday….”  Now today the song is, “Woo Hoo it’s the weekend!”  Something about weekends that put a smile on anyone’s face.  In our home weekends are loved because it means loads of relaxing, AND lots of fun cooking/baking.

Hubby took this picture,  just playing around with new camera!

I am still getting the grasp on vegan baking, and the different ways each treat is made.  For the vegan muffins, I kept them simple, yet full of flavor.  Since I made lemon cake, I decided why not make lemon muffins too?  AND that is where the lemon party started….I still have lemons left too.  Wonder what I can make this weekend????

Baking or even cooking with whole wheat has not always been my favorite.  I do know the benefits of whole wheat, but every time the dish or treat tastes grainy to me…..I know, I know I am weird!  BUT I decided to explore, and make the muffins with whole wheat.  Ummmmm….Ya, I love the whole wheat in them……riddle that one?

I think as we age, our taste buds age, it is my perception of course.  It is funny though, so many foods that I was nervous to try, or even disliked when I was younger, today I am finding that I love them.  One thing would be sauerkraut and sausage…..OH MAN, really disliked it when I was a kid, now love it!  Here is my post on my Mother-In-Law’s special Polish sauerkraut and sausage, love this dish!  I just recently started enjoying steamed mussels too, had them in Winston-Salem with bacon and blue cheese….YUM!!!!!

So for this fun treat I had fun just creating my own recipe, a little of this, and little of that, and  you have these beauties!  My sweet friend Andi from My Beautiful Adventures fell in love with them, which made my day!


Vegan Lemon Pecan Muffins
 
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A healthy and hearty treat that can be enjoyed for breakfast, or even as a dessert!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup toasted pecans, chopped
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • Juice of 2 lemons + Juice of 1 lemon for glaze
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ⅓ cup sugar for glaze
  • Powdered sugar to sprinkle on muffins
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray Large muffin pan (makes 6 muffins) or standard muffin pan (makes 12 muffins) with cooking spray.
  2. In small fry pan, toast on medium-low heat a handful of pecans. Be sure to flip them around so they don't burn. Once you start to smell that gorgeous toasted smell, usually the pecans are done. It will take about 2-4 minutes to toast the pecans.
  3. In small bowl, mix together flour, chopped pecans, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and zest of the lemon.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix together juice of the lemon, applesauce, canola oil, almond milk, almond extract.
  5. Mix together the wet and dry ingredients, and then finally mix in the oats. Fill each muffin cup ¾ full. Bake for 30-35 minutes for larger pan, and 20-25 minutes for smaller pan, depending on oven.
  6. In small sauce pan, on medium heat warm together sugar and juice of one lemon, heat until sugar dissolves. Drizzle over baked muffins, sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  7. Enjoy!
Notes
If you want to use Chobani Greek Yogurt instead of applesauce, you would use 1 cup of Chobani for the recipe. For fun you could add in some fresh blueberries, maybe about 1 cup.

Here is the link to the yummy lemon cake recipe in case you missed it!

Now for the party!!!  Time to announce the winner of the Chobani giveaway:-)  Drum Roll Please!!!!…………………..

Lisa from @ParsleynSage

YAY!!!! Woo Hoo!!! I did a happy dance too:-)  Congrats Lisa, I am so excited for you! You will have to share with me how you plan to enjoy your three beautiful containers of Chobani:-)  Go ahead and email me your contact information at healthyyou72 (@) yahoo (dot) com

What is a dish or ingredient you used to dislike growing up, and now love?

Until next time, Come on in, Have a seat,

Hugs, Terra

 

 

 

 

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  • http://lisamichele.wordpress.com/ Lisa

    Whooo!  I won!  You know I’m making your lemon cake once I get those yogurts!  Oh, btw..pretty amazing vegan muffins.  I adore almond milk..I need to start baking with it more! xoxox  Thanks for the giveaway, Terra!  Emailing info now.

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Congrats again Lisa! I am working on getting your winnings to you, I will keep you posted when I hear back from them:-)  Thank you for the sweet words on my vegan muffins:-) oxox, Terra

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Congrats again Lisa! I am working on getting your winnings to you, I will keep you posted when I hear back from them:-)  Thank you for the sweet words on my vegan muffins:-) oxox, Terra

  • http://angiesrecipes.blogspot.com/ Angiesrecipes

    I love those muffins! Yes, a couple of them for the breakfast would be terrific!

  • http://angiesrecipes.blogspot.com/ Angiesrecipes

    I love those muffins! Yes, a couple of them for the breakfast would be terrific!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you for the sweet words on my vegan muffins! They were great for breakfast, and a fun traveling snack:-) Hugs, Terra

  • http://twitter.com/AikoVenus1 Bou Shin

    Mm! I love that they’re vegan too – if you want them to be less grainy but still keep the texture then may I suggest you use half-white whole wheat flour and use half-all purpose in your baked goods? ^^

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much for the help on whole wheat flour, I will definitely give it a try:-) Take care, Hugs, Terra

  • Joanne

    Oh boy!  I am a sucker for muffins…  Chobani is on sale at meijer this week 10 for $10!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      I love love when Chobani is on sale, I try to snatch them up when I can:-) Thank you for the sweet comment on my vegan muffins! Hugs, Terra

  • Linda

    These look amazingly delicious!!  Sometimes I use the whole wheat/white blend flour but I’m going to try this out just as you’ve done! 

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much for your help on the whole wheat flour, I need to definitely try it! Hugs, Terra

  • http://twitter.com/nella22 Marnely Rodriguez

    What a lovely recipe! Love your use of applesauce and almond milk, bet these muffins are so moist and flavorful!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you for the sweet words on my vegan muffins love! Big Hugs, Terra

  • http://www.yummychunklet.wordpress.com/ Yummychunklet

    My friend just started a vegan diet, so I’ll be forwarding this delicious recipe to her!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Let me know if your friend tries the vegan muffins, I would love to know what she thought of the recipe! Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra

  • http://www.MyBeautifulAdventures.com/ Andi Perullo

    The bread and muffins were divine!!! And your pics, wow! INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you love for the beautiful comment on my photography! It really means so much to me:-) Love and Hugs, Terra

  • http://twitter.com/chowandchatter RebeccaSubbiah RD

    these look wonderful i should use pecans more great American nut 

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you for the sweet comment on my vegan muffins! Pecans are my most favorite nut to cook/bake with, I think they are delicious in anything:-) Hugs, Terra

  • http://www.theardentepicure.com/ Magic of Spice

    These are wonderful indeed! I have not had pecans in awhile and need to pick some up :) Fantastic recipe!
    And congratulations to Lisa :)

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you for the sweet words on my vegan muffins! Hugs, Terra

  • http://juniakk.blogspot.com/ Juniakk

    whoohoo for vegan baking!! these lemony muffins looks DELICIOUS! bookmarked. ps – my favorite childhood cake was lemon poppyseed cake with a lemon glaze. this brings back memories!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      You always inspire me to continue my fun with baking/cooking vegan treats! Thank you so much for the sweet words on my vegan muffins:-) Hugs, Terra

  • Baker Street

    Woot! Love the idea of the drizzle. Your muffins look spectacular. 

  • fritha strickland

    LOVE these! bookmarking to try soon! x

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